"The install of FreeBSD 4.1 is the same as it ever was. I
actually quite like the install program. Any one with a little
knowledge of PC hardware should have no problem installing FreeBSD.
One aspect of FreeBSD 4.1, which really impressed me, was the
support for the Highpoint HPT366 Ultra 66 controller I have built
into my BP-6 mainboard. Not only did FreeBSD recognize this device
with no problems, it allowed me to install and boot from it. Kudos
to the FreeBSD team for taming this nasty device."
"After I got everything installed, I discovered that the default
kernel did not have SMP support. I set out to remedy this situation
and compile a new kernel. The kernel configuration was easy enough.
I simply had to edit a text configuration file and then run a
couple of commands to compile and install the kernel. Of course,
the fist time I tried to compile the kernel, I was met with a
series of errors. After taking another look at the configuration
file and fixing a few mistakes, the kernel compiled successfully. I
crossed my fingers, rebooted, and was excited to find a fully
functional SMP kernel. Woohoo!"
"At this point I went about the arduous task of configuring
a window manager. I tried Window Maker, Gnome, and KDE. Each had
its merits, but I find that none of them really gets the job done
well. Alas, the problems with Unix had started to
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